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Disk reading since the newest download my ps3 will play movies and my lens cleaner but won't acknowledge that there is a game disk in it. help !!

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PS3 is The amazing device by sony but it has some common problems like Disc read error, unreadable disc etc.... Good news is that these all problems can be repaired with the help of DIY Guides, one such guide available at PS3 Repair Blog

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Try changing from pal or nstc to auto
or it may be a updating failure

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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    you need to go into the setting and the ps3 and find video setting or screen settings


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If the PS3 is not reading disc, it probably would the lens that is stuffed. Formatting the harddisk will not help.

First off, I suggest you start off by cleaning the lens. Get an good blueray lens cleaner from the shop and run it in PS3 and see if it works after the cleaner.

If its still not working at this stage and you still have warranty, send it back to sony to get it fixed. If no warranty, continue on.

Take a look at the video below for cleaning the lens as well.

Lastly if everything fails, get a new lens and replace.

The reason I am suggesting the lens is you are watching movie everynight on it and the lens is always in heavy use. just normal wear and tear.

Please rate this if it fixes your issue. Thanks.

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Nothing you can do.

The dvd laser portion of the blu-ray drive went out.

They only last 1-3 years with average use. If your PS3 is less than a year old and you still have the original receipt Sony will repair the problem for free. Otherwise they're going to charge you $150 for the repair. You can reach them at: 1-800-345-SONY

Unless you have a technical background in electronics there's nothing I would suggest doing. A firmware update and or CD /DVD cleaner disk will do nothing for your problem. I've fixed more than 100 PS3's with this exact problem so I know exactly what I'm talking about.

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Yeah try the lens cleaner for a blue ray drive.
If you got warranty use it, if your outside of warranty the repairs are 149usd.

The lens cleaner might not fix it, and the drive should work for years. so you might have a faulty drive. best to call in warranty service probably will get the ps3 replaced.

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